See the latest COVID-19 news and resources for managers and leaders or frontline workers and their clients.
NADA eLearning: Engage families and significant others, support clients with complex needs and be guided on gender and sexuality indicators.
In this bumper edition of the Advocate, we explore the barriers and enablers associated with access and equity in the AOD treatment sector.
The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. We represent close to 100 organisational members that provide a broad range of alcohol and other drugs services including health promotion and harm reduction, early intervention, treatment and continuing care programs. Together, we work to reduce the harms related to alcohol and other drugs use across the NSW community. Learn more.

News

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the non-government alcohol and other drug sector: future implications

The Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the University of New South Wales has released a report on ‘The impact
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NADA Data and Research Advisory Group: Expressions of interest open

NADA is pleased to announce the call for expressions of interest to become part of the Data and Research Advisory
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Applications closing soon: AOD Awards for the NSW Non Government Sector

Promote your service. Recognise staff’s work. Applications closing soonApplications close in one week for the 2021 AOD Awards for the
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Early bird closing soon: Register now for the NADA Conference 2021

We’re excited to deliver the conference in a hybrid format, combining a physical conference experience with a virtual component. You
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Events

04Mar

Mental health and co-occurring alcohol and other drug issues

This 1-day course with Alison Bell, is designed to grow…
09Mar

NADA International Women's Day Event: Working with Women in AOD treatment 3rd Edition Launch!

Facilitators Michelle Ridley and Suzie Hudson with special guests. 12:00pm…
16Mar

Better practice series: Enhancing performance management

This is an introductory webinar for managers and team leaders.…

Resources

The way we work has been changing and we are not always in the office together for supervision support. However, we do need to maintain ...
A key issue for those working in the AOD treatment sector are the difficulties that clients have in accessing treatment, staying engaged with treatment, and ...
The ‘Alcohol and other drugs treatment guidelines for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ resource has been developed to support non-Aboriginal service providers ...
Central to workforce performance are capabilities—the knowledge, skills and attributes that workers must demonstrate to perform their roles effectively. Developed for, and with input from ...
NADA is excited to launch Well Beings, a short-animation series with practical, evidence based tips and tricks to reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing. ...
This page will be continually updated. Last update: 18 November 2020 For news and resources specific to managers and leaders, click here. For members’ frequently asked questions, ...
NADA in partnership with Family Drug Support and the Ministry of Health NSW Government, developed training and resources for the AOD sector and other primary ...
Developed by NADA, this toolkit supports the formal quality improvement program of non government AOD organisations. Download the files to easily create or review operational ...
Although members of LGBTI and HIV positive communities use AOD for many of the same reasons as the population at large, there is evidence to ...
Coping with stress and uncertainty during COVID-19 Feeling overwhelmed and on edge in the wake of COVID-19? You’re not alone. As difficult as this situation ...

Jobs

Caseworker - regional, remote and rural outreach service

St Vincent de Paul Society
Freeman House
Applications close: 10 Mar 2021
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AOD worker - casual CWS position

WHOS
WHOS Sydney
Applications close: 9 Apr 2021
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Network updates

Gender and sexuality diverse AOD worker network

Network update The network hosted a webinar on ‘Providing inclusive AOD treatment for gender and sexuality diverse people.’ A panel
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NADA practice leadership group

The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
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Research network

Network update CMHDARN continues to support and build the capacity of the non government AOD and mental health sectors through
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Youth AOD services network

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